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The 187th Christian Carnival will be taking place this coming Wednesday at Imago Dei. The Christian Carnival is a weekly collection of some of the best posts of the Christian  blogosphere. It's open to Christians of Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic convictions. One of the goals of this carnival is to offer our readers to a broad range of Christian thought. This is a great way to make your writing more well known and perhaps pick up some regular readers. For examples of past carnivals, see Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals.

To enter is simple. First, your post should be of a Christian nature, but this does not exclude posts that are about home life, politics, or current events from a Christian point of view. Select only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from the last Wednesday through the coming Tuesday). Then do the following:

The 186th Christian Carnival is up at Chasing the Wind.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The 186th Christian Carnival will be taking place this coming Wednesday at Chasing the Wind. The Christian Carnival is a weekly collection of some of the best posts of the Christian  blogosphere. It's open to Christians of Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic convictions. One of the goals of this carnival is to offer our readers to a broad range of Christian thought. This is a great way to make your writing more well known and perhaps pick up some regular readers. For examples of past carnivals, see Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals.

To enter is simple. First, your post should be of a Christian nature, but this does not exclude posts that are about home life, politics, or current events from a Christian point of view. Select only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from the last Wednesday through the coming Tuesday). Then do the following:

 
Welcome to the 185th Christian Carnival. I've tried to order the posts according to some general types of posts, with posts in each section ordered as I received them. Sometimes a post might have fit into more than one category, and I've made a judgment call.
 
I've included the host's description (or something very similar) when it was submitted, which was true for most of the posts that were submitted by their author. Otherwise I've tried to provide a short indication of what the post is about.
 
Every once in a while there's a submission that doesn't fit the most basic requirements of the Christian Carnival, which is that the post be from a Christian perspective, broadly construed. Sometimes a good post comes in that's not even by a Christian or that's not really reflective o Sometimes it's clearly spam or just someone promoting some product. One submission this week seemed to me to be something like that, and another may have been (and both were after the deadline anyway, not that that's always going to deter me from including a post that does come from a Christian perspective).
 
Sometimes, however, it's a good post but doesn't seem at all to be influenced by a Christian worldview, even taking what counts as Christian fairly broadly. That happened this week with an interesting post on the Holocaust by someone I don't think is even a Christian, and the post made it into the Christian Carnival forum, which was designed in part for situations like this. That way we can promote the post while not including it in a carnival that it doesn't belong in. The link to the post can be found here, but you will probably need to create a username and password to access it.
 
Oh, and submissions were a little low this week. In the interest of promoting a wider group of blogs than just those who submitted posts, and perhaps making some new blogs aware of it as they excessively check their site meter, I've made use of my executive privilege as host and added a few ringers, all of them posts I thought worthy of inclusion despite their authors' lack of interest in including them. See if you can guess which ones they are.

I'm accepting volunteers for forthcoming Christian Carnivals. I've got a number of volunteers who have not yet been scheduled, but I have scheduled the following hosts so far. If you're interested in hosting beyond the scheduled carnivals, send me an email. Those who have not hosted before get priority, and those who have not hosted as recently come next, although I do take requests for particular weeks if you have a pretty good reason why you want that week.

185 Aug 15 Parableman
186 Aug 22 Chasing the Wind
187 Aug 29 Imago Dei
188 Sept 5 Bounded Irrationality
189 Sept 12 Diary of 1
190 Sept 19 The Minor Prophet
191 Sept 26 Pseudo-Polymath
192 Oct 3 On the Horizon
193 Oct 10 Lingamish
194 Oct 17 Brain Cramps for God
195 Oct 24 Everyday Liturgy
196 Oct 31 Participatory Bible Study Blog
197 Nov 7 Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet
200 Nov 28 NickQueen.com

The 185th Christian Carnival will be taking place this coming Wednesday right here at Parableman. The Christian Carnival is a weekly collection of some of the best posts of the Christian  blogosphere. It's open to Christians of Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic convictions. One of the goals of this carnival is to offer our readers to a broad range of Christian thought. This is a great way to make your writing more well known and perhaps pick up some regular readers. For examples of past carnivals, see Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals.

To enter is simple. First, your post should be of a Christian nature, but this does not exclude posts that are about home life, politics, or current events from a Christian point of view. Select only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from the last Wednesday through the coming Tuesday). Then do the following:


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The 184th Christian Carnival: The Sorting Hat Edition is up at The Bible Archive. I've been sorted into Gryffindor House. So did the Sorting Hat find my post particularly brave?

The 184th Christian Carnival will be taking place this coming Wednesday at The Bible Archive. The Christian Carnival is a weekly collection of some of the best posts of the Christian  blogosphere. It's open to Christians of Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic convictions. One of the goals of this carnival is to offer our readers to a broad range of Christian thought. This is a great way to make your writing more well known and perhaps pick up some regular readers. For examples of past carnivals, see Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals.

To enter is simple. First, your post should be of a Christian nature, but this does not exclude posts that are about home life, politics, or current events from a Christian point of view. Select only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from the last Wednesday through the coming Tuesday). Then do the following:

 

The Christian Carnival hosting schedule is currently a month ahead (through Sept 5), and I try not to let it get less than that in case of emergencies. So I'd like to start filling out the spots through the rest of September and into October if possible. As usual, priority goes to people who haven't hosted before and then to people who haven't hosted recently, but if volunteer interest is what it usually is there should be plenty of room for all who volunteer (and if necessary we can even go beyond October).

So if you'd like to host the Christian Carnival sometime this fall, send me an email, and if you have any preferences for when you do it please let me know those. If you haven't hosted recently or haven't hosted at all before, it's best to let me know that as well.

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